Robert Earl Keen :: News | Robert Earl Keen


07/03/2014

The Songs Every State Will Be Listening to on July 4

With Independence Day on the horizon, folks across the country are planning Fourth of July bashes filled with enough patriotism (or at least enough beer and burgers) to carry us over until next year. That means American flags, cheeseburgers and a kickass playlist to get the party going.

Unsure which all-American classics to include on this year's playlist? Spotifyrevealed each state's favorite patriotic song based on listener data from Independence Day last year.

As you may have expected, Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" is a favorite in 21 states from coast to coast, but particularly in the Midwest. Meanwhile, Maine and New Hampshire are partial to Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA," while Connecticut and New York prefer Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" and "4th of July, Asbury Park," respectively. Team America: World Police's over-the-top "American (F*ck Yeah)" triumphs in California, New Jersey and Florida, while Hawaii favors "Surfin USA" by the Beach Boys.

View the map here.



Read the article here.